Title: Heather Doughty Your Breast Story
Tuesday to Friday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Photographer Heather Doughty partners with My Left Breast to create a thought-provoking commentary on one of the essences of femaleness. My Breast Story explores the complicated relationship between a woman and her breasts that extends past society's expectations and pressures and delves deep into her identity through a visual and small written commentary. This progressive exhibit attempts to also raise awareness of Breast Cancer. The eclectic mix of models includes Breast Cancer survivors.
This exhibit contains nudity. Rated R or M.
Title: Heather Doughty ReBoOt
M to Sat 9 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
"Rebooting" is everywhere and artist Heather Doughty expounds on this current social phenomenon with a tongue in cheek exhibit honouring the work of past Master Artists.
Famous paintings are rebooted using a twenty-first century viewpoint that provides a unique perspective on society's ever-changing appearance. More importantly, the exhibit touches on the stronger statement that "old" things can be repurposed and re-imagined and should not be destined for basements, attics and landfills when they fall out of fashion. This exhibit is proudly hosted by the ReStore and utilizes repurposed framing materials.
WILD, Environment Centre, Camp Kawartha
We are a group of students (and a few mentors) working within the program WILD: Wildlife, Wild Places and WIld Issues at the Environment Centre at Camp Kawartha. We seek to explore how humans can benefit this wonderful planet on which we live. Part of this endeavour is to raise awareness of the many lives, small and large, animal and plant, which inhabit our landscape. We want to share that with you. We hope you’ll visit the Environment Centre, one of Canada’s leaders in environmental education, to walk through nature where our photos are exhibited. It is just off the Rail Trail at Trent University, and we encourage you to take your bike up to enjoy this beautiful place.
'What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us'.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Title: Laura Berman Conversations
Red Tower Gallery
388 Pine Grove Rd.
Sunday 11 am to 5 pm
Sept 5 to Oct 9
or by appointment
OPENING RECEPTION SUNDAY SEPT. 5 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
388 Pine Grove Rd. Castleton, K0K1M0
(5 K south of Warkworth)
Please park on the road and walk in. If walking is difficult, feel free to drive in for drop off.
My work is an exploration of the interior and emotional life of animals. By creating an atmosphere of classically dramatic light and space to illuminate my subjects’ individuality and emotions, I offer the viewer the opportunity to recognize these animals as ‘some-one' not as 'some-thing'.
These emotive portraits bring together my love for both painting and photography, a natural outgrowth of my early training as painter and more than twenty years as a designer and photographer. Through innovative digital techniques I create images that reflect the way my mind and heart understand the scene more fully than with photography alone.
My work begins with the literal photograph. I then ‘digitally paint’ into it using a series of transparent overlays and digital brushwork to create an image with an emotional impact more real than the reality of a photographic recording.
Title: Anita Erschen-Pappas Detour
Tuesday to Thursday: 11 am - 4 pm
Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 11 am – 4 pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed
The intersection between analog and digital photography provides me with a detour from technique, composition, and post-production, into new avenues. Sometimes a detour is presented with an opportunity to explore the road ahead that leads into another pathway.
With the use of film and digital cameras, I explore landscapes, nature and human interaction. Both literal and abstract approaches are part of the creative process. In recent years, I have also focused on events and portraiture.
I am thrilled to display a solo show for this year’s festival. This is my sixth SPARK exhibit (two solo shows at Pappas Billiards in Peterborough, and three group shows with the Peterborough Photographic Society). Other solo exhibits have also occurred in Peterborough.
Based in Peterborough, Ontario, Erschen-Pappas Photography launched in 2020 providing clients with services in portraiture, events, and other photographic projects.
Hope you enjoy the exhibit at Chasing the Cheese on Charlotte Street, downtown Peterborough.
Canada; it is a beautiful country that we all call home. I love the quietness and peacefulness of nature and the scenery that nature provides can be stunning. I've found in my travels be it day trips, train travel or driving to other provinces there are countless opportunities to capture landscape photos.
A scene, though, can change dramatically depending upon the weather so choosing the right time (if that is an option) is significant. Landscapes sometimes can be more impressive too with a bit of patience and leg work to achieve a viewpoint that isn't easily accessible.
Title: George Campana Circa: Genocide through a Critique on Photography
Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, Trent University
Atrium, Level 1,
Enwayaang building, Peter Gzowski College
1 Gzowski Way
705-748-1011 ext 7610
Temporarily closed to the public as of September 10: Visiting the exhibit and the reception is subject to public health protocols and Trent protocols that are in place for visitors at that time. Currently: Masks will be mandatory and all permitted visitors will be required to do a screening before entering the building (www.trentu.ca/screen).
Temporarily closed to the public. Trent students, staff and faculty are welcome to visit the exhibit.
Reception and Artist Talk:
Friday, September 17th at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: In-person for Trent students, staff and faculty only: Registration is required click here to register (limited availability)
Gzowski College Atrium, Level 1, Enwayaang Building
Online: Livestreamed on Instagram Live with @gzowskicollege
Following the live event, the recorded video will be posted on the Peter Gzowski College Facebook page
Artist's Talk is hosted by Gzowski College and the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies.
Circa: Genocide through a Critique on Photography
When the question: “Why didn’t you say something before?” came to me, it inspired these visual statements. One image of twelve is represented here.
Within the context of Truth and Reconciliation, I maintain that attempts at Reconciliation will be inefficacious unless the Truth is known. These images may, in a small way, expose some of that Truth.
The ‘Circa’ reference swiftly moves us to include today. Many of the Truths represented occurred in our own lifetime. The last residential school was closed in 1996. The Pass System was used from the late 1800s to WWII. The Coerced or Forced Sterilization remains a prevalent practice. The relentless attacks on First Nations by all levels of Government and/or Corporations (mining/energy) delineate the existent acumen to reduce Indigenous presence. The theft of lands or assumption of rights over lands, persist. Perhaps the most alarming of all is the MMIW crisis. The removal/disposal of Indigenous Women is their key to appropriation of the land. Hence the shocking number of unsolved murdered and missing cases.
The exhibit content will address the question above, as to “Why not before”.
"Wherever man has left his footprints in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization, we find the hoofprint of a horse beside it."
I've always had a passion for photography; capturing beautiful landscapes and memories from travels. I also have an intense passion for animals and try to communicate their beauty through my photography. My subjects are predominately horses ( it's no secret that horses are the most magnificent animal on earth...at least to the horse lover) with cats and cows a very close second.
I prefer photographing animals in their natural environment; presenting their own poses although this can present as a challenge at times, I admit, especially with horses. The end result can be quite effective. With horses, as with most animals one needs to learn flexibility as well as patience and creativity. This can mean low angle shots and getting down on your knees.
Title: Jim Babbage, Russ Higgins & Linda Kassil - Serenity
Mon to Sun: 8 am to 8 pm
On weekends, call ahead to ensure access to the gallery.
Fri April 22, 6 pm to 8 pm
I fell in love with photography nearly 4 decades ago, the summer before I started journalism school, when my father gave me my first 35mm camera as a graduation present. It was a simple camera; it didn’t even have a built-in light meter. I didn’t care; an entirely new world had just opened up in front of me.
After college, my passion to share knowledge and make photographs led me to long-lasting careers in those areas as both a college professor and creative professional. Several years into my professional photographic career, I launched Photoshop for the first time and once again, a new world opened up for me. I became immersed in the world of digital, and soon began designing for the web in addition to taking photographs, teaching and writing.
Photography is as much therapy for me as it is a creative outlet. In recent years, our #FortressofModerateSolitude on Rice Lake has been an inspiration for me the past 7 years.
Avid Pentax Photographer still shooting with 50-year-old glass in the digital age. Affinity to water, landscapes, and expressive skies. Bringing my experiences to life through tone, colour and artistic effects.
For as long as I can remember, my father walked around with a camera slung about his neck. Wherever we were, whatever we were doing, it had to be documented on film. I was fascinated that moments in time could be forever frozen like this. When my father let me use his camera for the first time, I was thrilled—and hooked. Photography quickly became a much-loved hobby. But then I started working full-time as a high school teacher and had two beautiful boys and so photography took a back seat. It wasn't until I retired in 2019 that I plunged myself back into it.